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that the obama administration tried mightily in 2010 and failed then. >> eliot: i think you're exactly right. the secret story line may be this is a proxy battle between hamas and abbas over who leads the palestinian movement. it is not easy to see who's doing what to whom. p.j. crowley professor at george washington university. former secretary for president obama. for more on israel's options let's go to former u.s. ambassador to morocco marc ginsberg. thank you for joining us. >> pleasure to be with you eliot. >> eliot: not a happy moment in the middle east. you have been a critic of u.s. policies thinking we've been too passive. is what we're seeing now an outgrowth of our being passive for too long a time and feuding forces explode in a moment when we don't want this to happen? >> the usual metaphor in the middle east if you don't stay on the bicycle and keep pedaling you fall off that's precisely what the problem has been with the active americans consistent and strategic diplomacy to try to break this logjam tha
asked about u.s. pressure but also the u.s. playing a greater role. if the obama administration says let's let them settle it themself but they said we'll play a more aggressive role. that's the challenge for the obama administration in the second term where as in the first term they wanted a light footprint. >> there's benghazi. the president, one aspect -- we talked about the investigation. the president is expected to announce a number of top appointments, including cabinet positions in the coming days, conceivably some as soon as this week and one of the questions is, and you see the two of them there, do you think he will take on this fight and name susan rice to be -- secretary of state and do you think the senate will confirm him. >> president obama has confided in me on his secretary of state. i rather think he'll appoint susan rice. i'm not a fab of -- fan of hers but i think she'll be confirmed. john kerry might be a worse secretary of state so maybe one goes ahead and lets him have the secretary of state of wants. other maybe one votes against it as senators say she wasn't for
she and the obama administration misled the american public about the deadly attack on americans in libya. >>> the election was only three weeks ago, but president obama's about to shift back into campaign mode. and we're learning exclusive new details about the personal and professional life of the woman at the center of the scandal that forced the resignation of cia director david petraeus. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the obama administration's latest attempt to explain the misleading information given out in the days after the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya died in what we now know was a terrorist attack. but that isn't what the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice said when she went on national television five days after the attack. today rice is up on capitol hill. she's explaining what happened and some big-name republicans clearly are not very happy with her answers. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following what's b
. the obama administration has said, you know what? let people settle this for themselves and instead the u.s. might way, we'll help you and control those ports to make sure weapons aren't being smuggled in. we will play a more aggressive role. that is the challenge for the obama administration, in the second term. whereas the first term i think they wanted a light footprint. >> chris: then there is benghazi. the president and -- let's talk about one aspect of this. we talked about the investigation for a long time. the president is expected to announce a number of top appointments, including cabinet positions in the coming days, conceivably some, it is report, as soon as this week, and, one of the questions is, and you see the two of them there, do you think he will take on this fight, and name susan rice to be secretary of state, bill, and if he were to do so do you think the senate will confirm her? >> president obama hasn't confided in me, who the secretary of state appointment is, i know that is a shock, i rather think he'll appoint her and i think, i'm not a huge fan of hers but i thi
of controversy over the obama administration's message on the death of four americans in libya. many people think u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice passed on misleading information about the attack in defending herself, rice is going after some of her high-profile critics in congress. >> i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. i do think that some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded, but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. gregg: senator lindsey graham is a republican senator from south carolina. he joins us now on the telephone. senator, thanks for taking a few moments. in calling senator mccain's criticism of her unfounded, is ambassador rice wrong? >> well, here's what motivates senator mccain and myself. what happened in benghazi before, during and after, how did it become a death trap, why wasn't it closed, the conflict closed or reinforced, why couldn't you help these poor people for eight hours on 9/11, a day of heightened securi
the last couple of weeks, the obama administration has been extremely supportive of israel. that's one thing. and the second thing they've done is work with the new egyptian government and that was not necessarily a done deal, either. so they've given us this cease-fire. and so we had a pretty, you know, serious military exchange. but the american-egyptian relationship was not frayed. the american-israeli relationship was not frayed. and importantly, the israeli-egyptian relationship, while frayed, is still functioning. so i think they've done a reasonably good job of stabilizing things. now, morsi has taken this opportunity to create a bit of a constitutional crisis there, and there we're going to have to stick to our guns and be the pro-reform force evening for somebody who is trying to usurp power. >> brown: does it suggest that president obama might have to spend more capital and time on the middle east then perhaps he wanted in a second term? this actually happened while he was in asia. >> it did happen while he was in asia. i agree with david, the irony was during the campaign be
. >>> the obama administration clearly played a crucial role in encouraging israel to agree to the ceasefire with hamas. wolf spoke with shimon peres about relations with the united states and peres' longevity on the world stage. here is some of wolf's interview in jerusalem. >> you remember during the american presidential campaign the republican nominee, mitt romney, accused president obama of throwing israel under the bus. >> well, let's look at the facts. israel is not under the bus. the fact is that president obama, and we shall not forget it, helped us to find us those missiles. and security -- we asked them. they responded positively. and is the president of the united states. we enjoy the support of the two parties. and it is -- and i don't want to say anything against candidate romney any time. but we are not taking parts in the american campaign. and we are lucky to have the support of the two parties. and until -- it's hard to become the president of the united states. and i met all the presidents for the last 50 years, republicans and democrats. i must say, most of them are excee
it could throw the country back into a recession if congress and the obama administration just can't make a deal. for many americans, the idea of a fiscal cliff is a hard one to wrap their brain around, but my next guest says the brain may be exactly what is needed get washington out of this whole mess. he is david rock, co-founder and author of "your brain at work." good morning. >> good morning to you, radi, good to be here with you. >> i have a lot to get through with you, but you say that our brains are inherently wired to categorize other people in one of two ways. in groups and out groups. can you explain what that means? >> absolutely. it's an inle function, and we see it in many other animals, including mammals as well. it's not just an american thing or western thing. it's very much a part of who we are, to decide if everyone we're speaking to is on our team or on another team. millions of years we lived in quite small communities so, we tend to only have a small number of people in our in group, and everyone else is kind of dangerous and potentially not to be trusted. it's very
thinking that the obama administration in the first at least kept this whole issue at arm's length, but certainly getting involved no. reza sayah in cairo, we'll get back to you. >> they make this their job so get -- humanitarian group offices was just hit. we're going to tell you what it means for the people struggling to survive in the middle of this crisis. er ] this december, remember -- ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. no, after you. oh, after you. no, after you. [ male announcer ] black friday will never be the same. with our 1-hour in stock guarantee, get here between 10 and 11, and you're guaranteed to get these electronic gifts in time for christmas. the first and only place to go on black friday. walmart. so i brought it to mike at meineke. we gave her car a free road handling check. i like free. free is good. my money. my c
meetings. does she need to go back there? does the obama administration need to get involved? do they need to be worried that you have the egyptian president now who seems tow to be more powerful than he was three days ago? >> seems to be. it depends. we'll see what the outcome of the talks are today. the u.s. officials have to be concerned. not only -- again, just for egypt, but for the entire arab spring. they see here, you know, power being seized. they're wondering -- they know that they've got a financial sword that they can hang over egypt's head. egypt wants u.s. support. diplomatic too. in order to maintain that, it is going have to cut off that supply of smuggled arms that are the source of these weapons. you know, hamas right now is asking that the airport in gaza as well as the seaport be opened up. i don't think that's going to happen. i think morsi is going to be under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove that he can do what's needed. >> let's turn the topic here because this is something we're going to be watching very closely tomorrow, and it really is getting a lot of a
that not just you have me on here saying shouldn't you raise taxes, you should ask the obama administration for four years, you've done no entitlement reform. put something on the table. >> i'd like to see how all the negotiations are done. i support that. what's your second thing? >> on c-span, cnn can be there, too. secondly, when it's finished, when it's decided, write it down. put it online for seven days. so the american people can read it. don't t.a.r.p. us again, rush us and say, sign this, sign this. it's really good. let the american people read it. if we do those two things lindsey graham will not be voting for tax increase because he'll be able to find out exactly what's in it and no one will get tricked into thinking there are real spending cuts when there aren't or the tax changes are diminimous when they're not. why do the taxpayers want it open -- >> i would like to see it on cnn and c-span for sure. we always like talking to you about this. grover norquist is going to be talking to piers morgan more time tonight. obviously at 9:00 p.m. eastern time here on cnn. >> soledad? >
is what he said. >> i hope that the u.s. administration, that the obama administration can make a change by saying, look, you have to help without any condition. >> can you, final question, can you see that as playing out as a possible solution in the future? >> i think this gaza crisis was a reminder or a wake-up call for the administration. here it is, the israeli conflict is alive and we have to deal with it. when a cease-fire is reached, when the smoke settles and the dust settles, i think the u.s. will go back to a more serious involvement in the process, trying to bring the parties closer together, perhaps advancing negotiations between israel and the moderates and the palestinian authority. >> dan arbell, scholar for middle eastern policy. we appreciate it this morning. thank you. >> thank you. happy thanksgiving. >> same to you, sir. coming up at 6:30 eastern time, we'll be talking to stuart holiday, the head of the meridian international sent they are a works with the state department. >>> the latest on the breaking news with a bus explosion on tel aviv on a main street in tel a
, of course, morsi's actions would concentrate enormous power in his hands. that puts the administration in a difficult position because president obama called morsi three times this week during the gaza cease-fire negotiations and secretary of state hillary clinton flew to meet with him. afterwards, administrations officials praised him as a peacekeeper, now the white house has to figure out how to respond with a so called peacekeeper who's stirring up so much protesting. >> mason: chip reid. thanks, chip. the cease-fire in gaza morsi brokerd is holding despite a deadly shooting at the border. israeli troops fired warning shots at 300 palestinians to force them to move away from the fence that separates israel from gaza. israel considers that area off limits. a palestinian man was later shot and killed. his relatives say he was trying to plant a hamas flag when he was shot. today, of course, is black friday, the frenzied start of the holiday shopping season. bargain hunters were out in force across the country looking for deals. others were out for the fun of it. 147 million people are
clinton's shoes. i don't think there's anyone in the current administration who can match her. i think what barack obama is doing is trying to find somebody who matches his philosophy and that right now is susan rise. >> and there's no chance that hillary clinton will stay on, right? she need as break. >> she need as break. there's something that might be looming four years down the road but we certainly know right now she's planning on leaving the white house. >> let me ask you about illinois congressman jesse jackson announcing his early retirement. there's been a whole lot of talk about republican soul searching. is this a chance for the party to pick up a seat in the minority district? >> i definitely think so. look, whenever you have a congressman leave because of a scandal, you saw it in new york. i think the democratic party has really taken a hit. there are a lot of people who were unhappy with jesse jackson's tenure even before his truss. >> jaz about johnson, night to see you this morning. you too. >> how old is the big blue planet we're all living on? the one and only bill n
president. the reality is that they are here in the long game. they will be here long after barack obama leaves the white house. we have to uphold our value, as well as our national interests. and that's going to eye think present a challenge that was tough for the last administration to walk, george w. bush and it's going to be tough for this one to walk. >> eric: when they say egypt goes islamist and the region is going to go islamist and fall in with iran and egypt and israel, big trouble for israel, what is your prediction? >> irany a different story. i don't think you are in danger of creating a little tehran on the nile. but the reality, this is not an arab spring. this is an islamist spring. when fair and free elections are held in this part of the world, it is the most ideological, well-organized and most committed parties that do the best. that happened in palestine, in lebanon and in iraq and it's happening in egypt. we have to figure out a way to keep morsi, with the incentives and dis-incentives we have to push toward a pluralist form of government. i have to actual, eric, it
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